Forum Session

Containing Health Care Costs for Active Employees: What's New in Health Plan Design?
July 28, 2005

Managers

Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

Summary

This Forum session examined three health plan designs employers are using to contain health care costs for active workers: health savings accounts, high-performing networks, and tiered networks. A consumer perspective on these approaches was also offered.

Speakers

Meredith Baratz, Vice President, Market & Product Development, Definity Health, a UnitedHealth Group Company; John Bertko, Vice President, Chief Actuary, Humana, Inc.; John Freedman, MD, Assistant Vice President, Medical Director, Medical and Quality Management, Tufts Health Plan

With Comments From:
Walton Francis, Founder, CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Slides from the presentations by Ms. Baratz, Mr. Bertko, and Dr. Freedman are available for download.

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